Human Health

What we believe:

Knowledge is power

You can make better choices for managing your health when you gain a basic understanding of the pros and cons of treatment options. We believe that simple, inexpensive options are often the best – but may be neglected or overlooked by researchers, pharmaceutical companies and care providers because of a lack of profit potential and investment.

Our goal:

Improving health with affordable and accessible options

The Parsemus Foundation’s goal is to advance innovative and neglected medical research. We focus on supporting small proof-of-concept studies and then pursuing press coverage of the results, so that the advances change treatment practice rather than disappearing into the scientific literature. Many of the studies we support involve low-cost approaches that are not under patent. From support for new male contraceptives to research on the use of existing medicines to treat COVID-19, the Parsemus Foundation aims to improve human health with affordable and accessible options.

This section of our website provides information on specific medical topics, and includes references and educational links for further study. You’ll also find information on select past projects focused on areas we are no longer pursuing.

Human Health Projects

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Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency and anemia are common and can result in significant negative health impacts. Intravenous iron offers a rapid treatment option.

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breast cancer prevention

Breast Cancer Prevention

Intraductal methods can provide less invasive options for treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the most common noninvasive lesion of the breast.

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Fluvoxamine and COVID-19 virus


Simple, inexpensive therapies using existing medicines – like measles vaccine and metformin – are being studied to prevent or treat COVID-19 infection.

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We’re sorry, you are not eligible for the nationwide COVID-OUT or ACTIV-6 studies, but you may be eligible for other federal trials:

And if you don’t find a match there, this slightly more complex clinical trials finder includes studies sponsored by companies as well:

Trials Today